Horticulture & Facilities news

close up of a plant in garden

February 2022 by Brandi Eide, Deputy CEO and Senior Director for Horticulture and Facilities As the new year begins, we are excitedly preparing for upcoming projects, and thankful for recent accomplishments. We kicked off the year with a celebration; the Garden was awarded a grant for new signage in the Bamboo Garden from the American […]

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Science & Conservation updates

January 2022 by Colin Khoury, Senior Director for Science and Conservation We begin this new year with a flurry of new science and conservation activity, both at the Garden and further afield. Our ongoing work to help conserve rare oaks, cycads, manzanitas, coyote bush, and other threatened plants has increased dramatically over the past few […]

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Collaborative Conservation of an Exceptional Oak

April 2021 by Tony Gurnoe, Director of Conservation Horticulture Last year an alarming report was released indicating that 40% of all plant species are threatened with extinction. When considering that dire number, it is also important to know that nearly one third of all plant species exist in a botanical garden somewhere for safe keeping. […]

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